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 Do the new Silversteins slip?
Author: Claricrooner 
Date:   2022-11-26 19:34

Wondering if anyone has any experience using the Silverstein Gen 5 ligatures, and can shed some light on whether the newly designed bridge stops the ligature from slipping when changing clarinets?

Here’s what Silverstein say on their website:

“NEW! Patented Rocking Bridge
Gen. 5 Silverstein ligatures are distinguished by a completely redesigned bridge. The rocking action of the bridge automatically achieves an optimal alignment with your mouthpiece. And, the elongated feet provide secure grip to prevent slipping, even when quickly changing mouthpieces. The direct contact of the bridge feet on the mouthpiece acts as resonance plates, which further integrates your setup for maximum and efficient sound production.”

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 Re: Do the new Silversteins slip?
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2022-11-26 21:11

Look at the titanium material in the photos. The surface is rough. That's not going anywhere.

............Paul Aviles

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 Re: Do the new Silversteins slip?
Author: dorjepismo 2017
Date:   2022-11-26 22:43

Haven't tried a titanium model. I got a Hexa Gen 5 when it came out and it did slip for me such that I can't use it, but that that was awhile ago. It wouldn't surprise me if they made the surface rough after that.

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 Re: Do the new Silversteins slip?
Author: cigleris 
Date:   2022-11-27 00:21

Disclaimer I am a Silverstein artist.

I own three Gen 5 Hexa ligatures, Rose Gold, Titanium and a special edition all black. The new rocking bridge is a game changer over the original ‘A’ frame. In my usage I haven’t found any slippage provided you’ve securely tightened the ligature (without over tightening). One option if one is concerned about the ligature slipping and that I’ve found works well and has the added benefit of not scratching the back of the mouthpiece is to put a thin patch where the feet will be. This helps to further keep the ligature in situ.

Peter Cigleris

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 Re: Do the new Silversteins slip?
Author: vrufino 
Date:   2022-11-28 23:10

I just purchased a 5th gen Silverstein. It comes its detachable rubber feet. I tried it both with and without the rubber tips. No slipping with, but not as resonant as without. Great Black Friday prices on the entire line. I use a Rick Sayre mouthpiece that he made for me.

Dr. Vincent J. Rufino
Professor of clarinet and saxophone
St. Elizabeth University
Morristown, NJ

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